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How Best To Use Body Lotion

Learn how best to use body lotion. Discover all the beauty tips and advice on Bodycare for different types of skin, by Garnier.

Get the most out of your body lotion routine!

While applying body lotion may seem like a simple step in your body care routine, it never hurts to learn a few pointers to make sure you're treating your skin to the absolute best that you can.

The basics of body lotion

If you don't yet have a favourite lotion (or even if you do!), find yourself a good-quality skin product that is formulated for your skin type, whether your skin is dry, oily, combination, or sensitive. When applying body lotion, give yourself an all-over treatment at least once each day for moisturised, healthy skin. Many people tend to apply lotion on completely dry, cool skin throughout the day, but this is a common mistake and won't give you the very best results! For your best skin, you should apply your product right after you shower. The reason is that your skin should be warm and not completely dry (blot with a towel after the shower but leave your skin damp). This helps your skin get ready for maximum absorption.

Body care for spot treatment

Some parts of the body are typically dryer than others. These are commonly the hands, elbows, knees, and neck. You may notice increased skin itching over these areas, and they may need body lotion throughout the day, on top of your post-bathing daily application. You may want to gently massage and warm the areas before applying more body lotion, as this will help you absorb and retain that moisture in dryer areas. For your hands, look into a specially-formulated hand lotion, as these products are specifically targeted for repairing and maintaining hands -- which come into more contact with pollutants than any other part of the body!